Pakistani authorities have banned Mia Khalifa’s TikTok account in Pakistan. This was announced by the model on her Twitter account.
“I’ll be reposting all my TikToks on Twitter from now on for my Pakistani fans who want to circumvent fascism,” Mia tweeted.
She said this in response to a user who broke the news. “It’s an absolute hate crime that they banned Mia Khalifa’s TikTok in Pakistan,” the now deleted tweet read. “I hate living here.”
“They what?” Mia said, expressing her shock.
Mia Khalifa’s content is no longer available on TikTok. She has 22.2 million followers and over 270 million likes on TikTok.
On March 11, the Peshawar High Court (PHC) ordered Pakistani authorities to immediately ban video-sharing social app TikTok over sharing of ‘immoral content.’
This order was issued by PHC Chief Justice Qaiser Rashid Khan, who was hearing a petition filed by a citizen seeking a ban on TikTok. He said that the ban not be removed till all objectionable content is removed.
A man had filed a petition Peshawar High Court on September 8, 2020. He claimed to have approached the court after the Pakistan Telecommunication Authorities and other institutions failed to take notice of ‘immoral and objectionable’ content on the popular video-sharing mobile app.
This ban was lifted after three week after, PHC Chief Justice Qaiser Rashid Khan said the application can be unblocked across Pakistan as long as “indecent” content is removed from it.
Earlier, Pakistan had banned TikTok on October 9, 2020, but the ban was reversed after 10 days.